Nov 14, 2009 11:00pm EST
the doors of every prison in the united states and let every one of those inmates out. secondly, we don't have kidnapping for ransom in the united states. it was mentioned by the husband in this that it sounded like a bad movie plot. well, it is a very bad movie plot. notwithstanding hollywood, these things don't happen. the last time there was a fake ransom like that was in the jonbenet case, another long, rambling note which we know was fake because the little girl was dead in her -- in the basement. now, the real concern here, though, for people in my industry is the whole idea of faking kidnappings. what that does is it creates cry wolf scenarios so that the next time something like that happens there's a cynicism on the part of the public, or very well could be a cynicism on the part of the public about whether or not -- >> i agree. >> -- that kidnapping is an actual kidnapping or not. not to mention the resources that are taken away from legitimate situations. >> back to the lawyers. eleanor odom, peter odom, tamara holder. peter odom, what about her telling the cops? and this
Nov 7, 2009 11:00pm EST
progress. virginia is one of the best managed states in the united states. because they had 12 years of democratic governors. they had tim cain, a phenomenal governor. and they had -- who's leaving now, mark warner. they had mark warner. so their finances in virginia are really, really solid. the thing that was on the ballot was the transportation issue. there's a lot of traffic in northern virginia mostly. and so they were very upset about transportation. this guy bob mcdonald that won, bob mcdonald, i mean, bob mcdonald liked when you and me were chattel. he liked when we couldn't own things and couldn't vote. that's what bob mcdonnell was. >> those were the days. >> you know, but he ran as a moderate. that's the thing that nobody wants to talk about. bob mcdonnell decided to put all the social issues aside and run with bob loves jobs. or bob for jobs. he ran as a complete moderate. never talked about social issues. which is what these conservatives are harping on, and they're going to lose. >> do you think that all of this kind of like tea partying that's going on, and the palins, li
Nov 7, 2009 8:00pm EST
managed states in the united states because they are 12 years of democratic governors, tim kaine, a phenomenal governor and they have, who's leaving now, mark warner. they are mark warner. and so, they're -- their finances in virginia are really, really solid. the thing on the ballot was a transportation issue. there's a lot of traffic in northern virginia mostly and so they were very upset about transportation. this guy bob mcdonnell that won, bob mcdonnell, i mean, bob mcdonnell like when you and me were chattel, we couldn't own things or vote. that's who bob mcdonnell. >> ah, those were the days. >> ohh! but he ran as a moderate. that's the thing that nobody wants to talk about. bob mcdonnell decided to put all the social issues aside and run with bob love's job or bob four jobs as a complete moderate. never talked about social issues, which is what these conservatives are harping on and they're going to lose. >> do you think that all of this kind of like teapartying that's going on and the palins and limbaughs and becks are they harming the republican party? >> joy, i think that
Nov 28, 2009 11:00pm EST
congress of the united states, some people who look at the congress of the united states look at the african-american community and believe that the only people who represent african-americans in the congress of the united states are members of the congressional black caucus. and lo and behold, sometimes people wake up. there are blue dogs, yellow dogs, red dogs, no dogs. that have african-americans and latinos in their district. because a vote is a vote is a vote. my point is that there is an opportunity. and we have to understand the role that public policy plays. and we have to understand the value proposition that intelligent scholars play in helping to design and support that public policy, in a role that people play in promoting and articulating messages and supporting those kinds of public policy changes. we need to have a debate in this country right now. reverend jackson said and i agrow with him, it's time for a second stimulus. but it's time for a similar laws that -- stimulus that creates jobs in urban communities, in areas of high unemployment. it's time that we not beat
Nov 21, 2009 8:00pm EST
three hours. >> natural and areas in the united states and the as many of you know, the you know the standing contention of our program at brookings is that we are in metropolitan nation, that the national economy is essentially the makeup of a network of metropolitan economies. and some national economic recovery from the current downturn very much depends on recovery of metropolitan economies. today we will be discussing how a large extent the recovery of metro's depends to a meaningful degree on cities or other local governments being fiscally healthy. it's not yet been covered too much in the mainstream public discourse but given the worst recession we've seen in decades potentially overwhelming local government fiscal crisis is now looming on the horizon and our partners at the national cities have conducted a very timely survey showing a nearly nine in ten city finance officers are reporting difficulties in meeting fiscal needs and 2009 and expect the same in 2010. the pain is widespread from foreclosure cities in the metro like phoenix and vegas to areas like cleveland and st.
Nov 21, 2009 11:00pm EST
security and medicare were bitterly, bitterly opposed in this united states senate by conservatives who did not want to change. in fact, one conservative republican senator said that passing social security would put an end to the progress of our great country. they attacked medicare as socialized medicine. as senator robert taft at that time said, it's going to sovietize america if we have medicare. they said it will be a government takeover. well, mr. president, here they go again. they are frightening people in this country, unduly frightening people -- well, we saw it earlier with the death panels. all bogus, but it was too instill fear in people. you know, it's hard to change. it's hard to change. but people of america voted last november overwhelmingly for barak obama and for democrats in the house and senate because they wanted to change the system. they knew we had to change. people don't fear change. they know it's tough. but they don't fear it. they don't fear in our health care system either. i'll tell you what people fear. what i hear, they fear keeping the present system. that'